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Retreat Dharma Talks

Labor Day Insight meditation Retreat

This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing clarity and depth of practice. Traditional instructions will be combined with a spirit of loving-kindness and silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and meetings with the teachers. This is a good retreat for both beginning and experienced students.

2016-08-31 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2016-09-01 Mindfulness with Attitude 59:21
James Baraz
Understanding just what mindfulness is and how it works, as well as the attitudes that support its cultivation by learning to open to experience.
2016-09-02 Loving Kindness Practice 31:30
Howard Cohn
Short description of the Bhrama Viharas leading into initial guided Metta, including body, self, benefactor.
2016-09-02 Widening our Lens to the Way Things Are 51:13
Sharda Rogell
If we try to get the conditions of our life to match our expectations, we will be disappointed again & again. Understanding the Buddha's teaching on 'dukkha' helps us let go and see more clearly.
2016-09-03 Metta Practice - Self and Dear Friend 29:59
James Baraz
Guided metta practice with introductory remarks.
2016-09-03 The Highest Happiness 64:44
Howard Cohn
Navigating the four truths as the path of happiness.
2016-09-04 Practice as a Path of Happiness 64:27
James Baraz
The Buddha was called "The Happy One." Though he taught about suffering, the purpose was to experience true happiness.
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